How to grow Gooseberry

Gooseberry growing shrub‎ of the genus Ribes also known as Gooseberry, Gooseberry perennial deciduous plant can grow in temperate, cold mediterranean or cold subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-8.

Leaves color green in lobes shape with serrated edge, it is thorny plant.

Flower color green the size 1-3 mm, grow in clusters, 3-8+ flowers in cluster.

Gooseberry fruits

Fruit color can be yellow, green, pink, red or purple sometime with dots the size 0.5-4 cm.

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Requirements for Gooseberry growing and care:

Chilling hours, mulch, moist soil, well-drained soil, slightly acid, rich soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to a lot types of pests, thorns

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:
Gall, aphids, spider mite,

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Dead and weak branches, older than 4 years, not to leave a lot of branches on the plant (not crowded

Size of the plant?
0.4-1.5 m, 16-60 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Green flower the size 1-3 mm, grow in clusters, 3-8+ flowers in cluster.

Pollination is done by:
Bees, wind

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Gooseberry fruits?
Eat raw, juice, cakes, jam

Work requirements on the fruit:
In massive bird attack recommend to cover with a net

How long does it take to bear fruit?
1-2 years

Scientific name:

Ribes uva-crispa

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Culinary Uses

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Watering plants

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